How do less abortions benefit society...
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|Mon, 04-07-2008 - 1:11pm|
I am not sure quite where to put these questions - but this seems like the right place. This thought process is all a little garbled in my brain - so hopefully it will make sense.
Traditional politics puts liberals as pro-choice and anti-death penalty...
Conservatives are typically pro-life and pro death penalty....
Neither stance makes much sense (although I would lean towards saying it is more fair to kill criminals and save babies if I had to choose). Either all life is precious or not. I lean towards "not".
I am desperately trying to have my own baby, so I am pro-babies. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, and that absolutely was a baby that I lost. I am in counseling to deal with my loss. I also have an older child, so I know what it means to love a child.
Life begins at conception, and a baby is a baby as soon as it is there.
But I am really okay if you want to kill your baby when it cannot survive on it's own. Once it can survive, well, that gets complicated, because it does have the rights of a person. But until then, it is yours to kill - not mine. I have no religious persuasion that thinks you will have any moral repercussions.
On to the question (take religion out of this): if a mother can understand that her baby is a baby, it is alive, sees it on an ultrasound, is counseled on the potentially devastating emotional effects of abortion, but still chooses to take it's life - then where is the argument against abortion?
We are a secular nation, although many of our citizens believe in a God, we have a separation of church and state.
If I choose to believe that a slice of cheese created the universe, and I should eat cheddar cheese three times a day in order to show my reverence to my Cheese God - I can do that. I cannot force Christians (or any religion) to eat cheese three times a day, and they cannot tell me that abortion is morally wrong based on their God either.
Sorry.... back to the questions? Without morality - is there anything showing that preventing abortions will benefit the society as a whole? That was a long way to get to a simple question.